It's every parents worst nightmare: leaving their young and defenseless child in the care of someone else only to discover the sitter acted in neglectful and dangerous ways. These monsters should never be allowed around children, and hopefully in all these cases justice was served.
Baby Rushed To The Hospital With Blood Content Level Of .33.
For those of you who need a refresher, an adult can be arrested for a DUI with a blood alcohol level of .08. That means this poor 1-year-old was found to have a BAC four times the legal limit for a grown adult! While exact details are murky, what is known is that mother Lashirey Bryant had to attend a family emergency out of town last minute and called her regular sitter, Tammy Truitt, to come over and watch her four kids, ranging in ages from 1 to 9. Later that same day, the children’s grandmother came over to relieve the babysitter, which is when she found her youngest grandbaby lifeless and unresponsive. In a panic she rushed the child to the hospital where they made the shocking discovery of his BAC. Police later remarked it was amazing that the little one didn’t slip into a coma, stating, “It is a miracle that the child did not die from alcohol poisoning, considering how little the baby’s body is, to be able to stand that amount of alcohol in his system.” Their investigation in the home found an empty wine bottle that the mother said wasn’t hers. Tammy was eventually charged with first-degree cruelty and reckless conduct.
13-Month-Old Was Allegedly Smothered By Care.Com Nanny To Stop His Crying.
There are many acceptable ways to help soothe a crying child, but almost suffocating them is definitely not one of those. Yet apparently 20-year-old Moriah Gonzales thought that was perfectly acceptable while she was “caring” for a helpless 13-month-old baby. Unaware of the nanny cam installed in the child’s room, Moriah apparently grew tired of the baby’s unrelenting cries, so she moved her hands closer to his face. Soon his loud wails turned into muffled cries, and after a few seconds the child began to squirm and kick. Not long after that his little body went completely limp. At that point Moriah placed the baby it it’s crib and left the room, presumably to do something better like watch TV. When the mother returned home the child was fine, so she didn’t make the revelation until reviewing the footage on the sitter she found on care.com. Moriah was arrested with felony child abuse, although she is fighting the charges in court saying it never happened. Ummm… there’e video evidence!
Caretaker Forces 3-Year-Old To Eat Her Own Feces.
A completely unsuspecting mother left her three children, between the ages 3 and 5, with their father for six days. Yet daddy’s new girlfriend, Nicole Candelaria, was tasked with watching the children when he was away at work. One fateful evening the youngest, a 3-year-old girl, accidentally took a poop in the tub like children do. Instead of, you know, cleaning it up, Nicole reportedly grabbed the poop and forced the young girl to eat it. But don’t worry, she then held the girl down on the toilet to make sure all the poop was out, then stuck soap in her mouth to clean it all out. When the mother made the horrifying discovery days later she rushed the young girl to the doctor, where bruising was found down the side of her body consistent with being held down. There was also reports of significant injuries to the girl’s private parts. What’s more disgusting is that Nicole tried to play it all off, saying the child is a constant liar. Yet looking at that mugshot, it’s pretty clear who’s to blame.
Sitter Poured Mixture Of Salt And Detergent Down “Evil” Infant’s Throat.
In a bizarre and truly sad case, a 4-week-old infant miraculously survived a harrowing encounter after being under the care of a certified nursing assistant. As a favor to a family friend, Mabinty Williams only had the extremely young child in her care for four hours when all hell broke loose. It began when she repeatedly called her husband, a total of 16 times, complaining about the baby. Her husband noted that she sounded more desperate and “off” with each call, so he returned home. Once he arrived Mabinty said she needed to take the child back to it’s parents immediately, but her husband said he needed to return his company car first and then he would take the baby home. Yet by the time he returned he found police cars everywhere, thanks to their neighbors calling 911 after Mabinty appeared at their door saying there is someone in her house. “It’s a baby,” she said. “And it’s evil.” Police found the baby girl on the couch, gasping for air and covered in white powder. When they brushed the powder from her precious little face they saw that her eyes were read and swollen, and there were chemical burns on her mouth along with a small amount of blood present. Near the couch was an empty 32-ounce jar of Totally Awesome Power Oxygen Base Cleaner along with an empty container of Morton’s salt. Truly chilling.
Nanny Stomps On Toddler, Dad Gets His Revenge.
When a young toddler’s father, Erick Kamanzi, returned home after entrusting the care of his child to a sitter, he made a horrifying discovery. Finding bruises covering his baby girl, he reviewed the footage on the video camera he set up and saw a gruesome sight. Sitter Jolly Tumuhiirwe was acting anything but jolly as she was trying to force feed the young girl, soon becoming so angry when she refused to eat that she struck her in the face. A little time later the poor girl vomited the food up on the couch, which is when the babysitter completely lost it. She instantly slammed the child to the ground and began beating her, stepping on her with the full force of her weight and even kicked the girl in the head! Obviously outraged, the father immediately tracked down this hellish sitter and unleashed a fury of his own on the woman, beating her to a pulp. The sitter then ran to the police, where she reported an assault case against him. Police wasted no time, raiding Erick’s home and arresting the man on the spot. While he completely confessed to it all, he also made sure to show them the video that prompted his rage. Just a mere viewing of the awful footage instantly made the cops let him go, arrest the sitter and charge her with attempted murder. The sitter later claimed she was angry at the mother and had also been beaten herself, but made sure to point out that the child didn’t bleed, but she did. Really, there is NO excuse for her behavior.
Guy For Some Unfathomable Reason Tattoo’s One-Year-Old.
Far, far from the age of consent, a one-year-old girl was left with a permanent reminder of an awful caretaker when a 20-year-old man decided to tattooed the outline of the letter “A” on the child’s bottom. The girl’s mother, who was a friend of the senseless Lee Deitrick, had left her baby with him while she visited a friend in the hospital for a few hours. During that time Lee apparently thought it was a brilliant idea to apply the tattoo, which was about the size of a dime. He was assisted in this stupid act by a 17-year-old relative to the child, who held the baby down on her lap. Lee later tried to argue in court that there was no proof that the mother hadn’t consented to the tattoo. That was obviously shot down, and he was sentenced to 3 years after pleading guilty to two counts of felony child endangerment. Oh, and that sentence started after he completed his current prison sentence for a previous and unrelated conviction.
Babysitter Makes Peanut Butter, Jelly And Glass Sandwiches.
While the award for worst babysitter could go to many people on this list, there is no denying that either great stupidity or plain malice was involved when a sitter served little ones sandwiches containing glass. Yet regardless of the reason, that’s exactly what happened to one child and their sibling. Struggling to open a glass jar of peanut butter, the sitter got frustrated and slammed the jar down on the counter, causing the top to break off. Then instead of, you know, maybe throwing it out or checking for broken glass, she then proceeds to spread the peanut butter containing the glass shards all over slices of bread and serve them to the kids. As you might imagine, the parents weren’t all too happy when they came home to kids with bleeding mouths, but luckily it appears there was no long term damage.
Family “Friend” Charged After Fracturing Baby’s Skull.
While parents often worry about letting people they don’t know too well look after their children, they often breathe a sigh of relief when someone known and close to the family does the job. Yet unfortunately for one family, that false assurance almost costed them their child’s life. Mary Pfingsten was wary of putting her 10-month-old child into daycare, and was much more comfortable leaving her in the care of her friend Katie Hartwig. While Katie had babysat for the child since she was an infant, one day things when terribly wrong. Mary had drop off her child that morning, yet when she returned to pick her up she saw her laying face down on the coach. Katie brushed it off, saying she was comfortable sleeping like that. But in the car the poor child was lethargic and vomited, so Mary rushed her to the hospital where doctors found that she was suffering from a skull fracture as well and swelling and bleeding around the brain. Katie tried to say the baby simply fell, but after doctors said the injury was caused by “high force impact,” she finally admitted that she “forcefully threw” the tiny baby on the ground when she wouldn’t stop crying. Unsurprisingly, drugs and paraphernalia were also found in the home.
Clearly Distraught Sitter Strangled Her Own Cousin, Leading To His Death.
In an extremely tragic case, 5-year-old Kenneth White and his two younger sisters were entrusted to the care of their aunt as both of their biological parents were guilty of abuse and neglect. Their 19-year-old cousin, Tiffany VanAlstyne ,also lived in the home and often helped care for the children. Then one day things took a strange and very sad turn. Tiffany was reviewing flashcards with Kenneth on her lap to help him with school when she began to get frustrated that he was purposefully giving her the wrong answers. Within an instant that frustration turned to blind rage, and she began chocking the kindergartner. Kenneth was still alive when she came to, but Tiffany panicked. Wanting to hide the body from his sisters who were in the other room watching a movie, she took the boy outside, in mid-December, in only pants and a t-shirt, and dumped him over a guardrail and covered his body in snow, although he was gurgling for help. She then tried to stage a fake kidnap, but her flimsy façade was soon torn down, and she eventually plead guilty to the depraved indifference murder of a child in the second-degree.
53-Year-Old Lady From Church Gets 8 Years For Abuse.
A family with two boys had met 53-year-old Jeannine Campbell at their local church and felt more than comfortable leaving their children in her care. Yet they soon became suspicious after their oldest child had gotten a black eye, so they decided to install a hidden nanny cam. The video they later discovered involving their 11-month-old son left them shaken to the core. In the shocking video, Campbell acts very aggressively towards the poor child, violently swinging him into a playpen by his arms, and later knocks him over by throwing a large bouncy ball at his head. But it didn’t stop there. She also threw a towel at his head, slapped and kicked him and swatted him a total of 11 times. Apparently Campbell claims she was angry at the parents, the very people who were paying her to watch their children, and decided to take it out on the innocent children who couldn’t fight back. She was rightfully sentenced to 8 years in prison for this disgusting crime, followed by 7 years of probation.
Grandmother Accidentally Let’s Grandson Drown, Yet Amazingly He Survived.
Sounding like every parent’s worst nightmare, a mother desperate for a night alone with her fiancé decided to leave her 4-year-old son with her mother. After a lovely evening of peace and quiet, the pair were dressing to head over to pick up the boy when the mother got a frightening call from her niece. The girl was in a panic, but didn’t release any details, only stating to get over to her mom’s house ASAP because there was something wrong. The couple hustled to the car, where the mother desperately prayed for her baby to be ok. When they pulled up, she was horrified to see ambulances and cop cars everywhere. In a panic, she runs into the house where she learns her mother wasn’t keeping as close an eye on her son and nephew as she should have, and that the pair had found their way to the pool where her son drowned and had actually died! Yet luckily her mother used to be a registered LPN and knew exactly what to do to resuscitate him. After 5 days in the hospital, the boy made a full recovery, but not without leaving the mother an intense fear of leaving him alone with anyone else again.
Dad Accidentally Shoots Babysitter.
Horror stories involving the babysitter don’t always deal with them acting recklessly with the child. In a tragic and slightly strange tale, Adonis Forbes and his wife wanted a pleasant night out to celebrate their wedding anniversary. After a romantic meal, the pair decided to stop by their home to check in with their babysitter and children before heading back out for the night. Once home, for some unknown reason, Adonis decided to check on his hand gun and discovered that it was malfunctioning. While trying to repair it, the gun accidentally went off, striking their 13-year-old sitter in the stomach. Despite his best efforts, the girl experienced too much blood lost and tragically died. Adonis was then charged with negligent homicide.
Toddler Left With Severe Burns Under Questionable Circumstances.
23-year-old Amanda Marguerite Coeyman was watching the adorable 2-year-old Myles along with another child when she placed a call to 911, saying Myles had burned his hand in the shower. When paramedics arrived they found that his poor little hand was burned so badly that his skin was red and swollen, and that he had large blisters all over. Even worse, some skin was even hanging off of one of his fingers! Amanda claimed that the boy had burned his hand in a bucket she was filling with hot water in the shower after she left him unattended to check on another child. Yet when police investigated, they said that the shower was dry, and that no bucket was visible. A doctor examining Myles said that his burn was inconsistent with that explanation, classifying it as a non-accidental trauma. Amanda was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and endangering the welfare of a child, though what really happened is still a mystery.
Creepy Babysitter Charged With Trying To Molest Girl… After Turning Himself In.
This case is very strange, and that is only compounded by the fact that there are very few details surrounding it. Yet according to news reports, 23-year-old Alex David Pagan was babysitting a 3-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl. His relationship to the mother is unknown, but while alone with the children he claimed that he walked in on the little girl using the restroom. This reportedly got the sicko aroused, causing him to try and molest her, but lucky he failed. After this disgusting incident he called the police and reported that he had had inappropriate contact with a child. After an investigation, police arrested Alex, charging him with attempted capital sexual battery. Police did not release any further details, but all that can really be said is thank god this a-hole was unsuccessful, and even more so for turning himself in.
Sitter With Zero Common Sense Takes Baby On Ride In The Back Of A Truck.
23-year-old Keyona Davis 100% put the welfare of a child in danger, yet neglected to see anything wrong with her actions. Agreeing to watch a baby for a friend, Davis decided to go on a joyride with the child… in the back of a pickup. The baby was still in their stroller while the ignorant sitter sat next to them. Soon police began to be flooded with a number of calls from alarmed motorists, and of course Keyona was arrested with felony child neglect. Yet instead of saying sorry or owning up to the fact that she made a very poor decision, Keyona fought back, with her public defender arguing that the charge was much too harsh considering that the baby wasn’t hurt. “It’s only if the pickup crashes, the child will be injured or hurt,” a public defender said in court. Davis replied, “Exactly!” She went on to say that she has no idea that people would consider what she did negligent, saying, “It’s not like they give you a handbook or anything.” Apparently this girl needs a lot of handbooks.